The National Premier Soccer League is launching a U-19 pilot program this fall with four clubs on the Gulf Coast.
The NPSL will manage the program affiliated with USASA. The
participating teams include AFC Mobile, New Orleans Jesters, Pensacola FC and Port City FC.
Each team will play a total of six games, three home and three away, over three months
(September through November).
NPSL chairman Kenny Farrell
“The introduction of a U-19 pilot under the NPSL umbrella represents our commitment to grassroots
soccer and supporting our teams’ growth potential. This new venture positions our clubs to further refine the local pathway to the top level of soccer in their area. Players from all backgrounds
will have access to a highly visible platform to showcase their talent -- particularly in geographic areas where opportunities are limited. By giving players a legitimate local option to
advance, it keeps them engaged with soccer at an affordable cost for families. The U-19 pilot will give NPSL teams the chance to develop their own academies or build relationships with existing